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January 21, 2014

After about two years of work we have completed a major upgrade to New River Notes. On January 21, 2014 we switched in the last of the updated files and final page revisions.

In January 2013 we introduced the new site layout but because there were many pages left to do there was a big red Under Construction on the front page. A year later we've finished all of the pages that were on the original site. Construction is complete. We have a great looking site full of material to help you in your research and possibly entertain you.

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New River Notes

January 6, 2013

New River Notes, a leading genealogy resource for the New River Valley of North Carolina and Virginia, launched its new look website today.

new river valley mapNew River Notes was originally launched in 1998 by Jeffrey C. Weaver providing New River Valley researchers with a new wealth of information and that tradition is continued today by the Grayson County, Virginia Heritage Foundation, Inc.

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Jeff Weaver1025 viewsTaken in the Museum of the Middle Appalchians, March 2006.
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000_0785.JPG579 viewsThis is Patti with Pip, our daschund.
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457.jpg666 viewsDaughter of Arthur Fred Weaver and Fannie Blevins. School teacher at Marion Elementary when she died October 31, 1971.
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Saltville - Seven Row Boys643 viewsSEVEN ROW BOYS / SALTVILLE, VA. / CIRCA 1935 / FROM LEFT...BAY ARNOLD, BILL ANDERSON AND CHUB ARNOLD. Courtesy of Don Smith dsmith1043@comcast.net
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966.jpg636 viewsGarfield Blevins, son of Jeter Calton Blevins and Rosa Sage with Mattie Weaver, daughter of Clayborn Monroe Weaver and Martha Litisha Phipps. Lived in Smyth County, Virginia.
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allisonjim.jpg749 viewsWorked at camp Red Rock, shown here in the 1940s chopping wood.
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Collins, Amber585 viewsNO SPEED LIMIT'S AMBER COLLINS OF SALTVILLE / SMYTH JAM / CHILHOWIE, VA. / FEB. 27, 2006. Courtesy of Don Smith dsmith1043@comcast.net

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America_GracieDavidson.jpg622 viewsAmerica Ann Doane Davidson and Gracie Davidson.
America was the wife of Rosser Kelly Davidson of Cedar Branch. The photo was taken at Cedar Branch at the Davidson family home. Courtesy of Lesa Long ladygwenhwyvar@hotmail.com
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AUG7DOWELLANDCOVERSTON746.jpg591 views LEFT...LANSON DOWELL (1872-1943) AND P. A. COVERSTON (1866-1953) MR. DOWELL WAS A PUMPING FOREMAN IN THE MAW BRINE DEPT. Mr. COVERSTON WAS A DESIGNER AND BUILDER OF HOUSES FOR MATHIESON.
Courtesy of Don Smith dsmith1043@comcast.net
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barbrowhelen.jpg571 viewsHelen, born December 1, 1940 in Wythe County, died December 24, 2006 in St Paul's Episcopal Church, Saltville, Virginia. She was a retired school teacher and president of the Saltville Foundation, and generally beloved by the town of Saltville. Photo courtesy of the Saltville Progress.
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barkerhorton.jpg555 viewsBlind Horton Barker, famous local folk musician, noted for playing at the Whitetop Folk Festival for Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt in 1933.
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beattiealonzoc.jpg505 viewsA. C. Beattie served as mayor of Chilhowie from 1922 until his death in 1950.
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